We are proud to support Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign between Boxing Day and 2 January, to raise awareness of homelessness.
On Boxing Day we will wear our silver away kit, with our hosts Oxford City also wearing their away kit.
Then, on Sunday 2 January when we welcome Oxford City to Arbour Park, both sides will again wear their away kits.
We encourage supporters to join with us and wear our away shirt at these matches – or perhaps a favourite away shirt from years gone by – to support this campaign.
Homelessness has risen dramatically over the last decade. The pandemic has shown us the importance of having a safe home like never before - yet more than 180,000 households have been made homeless since March 2020. Right now, 91 families in England are made homeless every single day, and every 90 minutes, 25 households are made homeless.
With a tough winter ahead even more people could lose their homes. Shelter’s frontline services are working harder than ever to help people find and keep a home this Christmas, but can’t do it alone.
#NoHomeKit is a simple idea that anyone in football can be involved in. All Shelter are asking is for the football community to come together for the Boxing Day round of fixtures, ditch their home shirt, and instead wear an away or third kit, in a powerful act of support and solidarity.
There is also the option to donate to Shelter through its website or by text message for those that can afford to. Just visit shelter.org.uk/nohomekit or text ‘HOME’ to 70455 to donate £5*. Think of it like non-uniform day at school: you wear something to show your support and donate a few pounds to the cause.
*Texts cost your standard network rate + £5, and Shelter receive 100% of your donation.
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